Events & Training
Our area has a wide variety of trainings related to preparedness, homesteading, and building resilient skills in your life. Additional details below the calendar…
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Wilderness First Responder Course
December 27, 2018 - January 5, 2019$875
IslandWood and the nationally recognized National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) will present Wilderness First Responder Course (WFR) on December 27th, 2018 – January 5, 2019. The WFR course is a nationally recognized 80-hour program that trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning.
We’ve developed a series of family preparedness classes held twice a month, now being taught by the preparedness experts from Empact Northwest.
Each 90 minutes class covers 72-hour evacuation Go Bags, family reunification plans, and neighborhood mapping, as well as exercises that foster thoughtful conversation about disaster planning and identification of threats unique to our community. Register now for upcoming classes.
Other classes have included verbal de-escalation techniques from our police department via our Psychological First Aid (PFA) team. Should those be of interest to you, please let the PFA team lead know and sign up for the email alerts.
In 2017 and 2018 we completed the island’s first Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses, adding 75 more trained citizens to our Hubs team. If you’d like to receive alerts for future WFR training, sign up here.
Are you already a WFR or a NOLS-trained responder? We’d love to have you join the Hubs team as well; please send us a note with your current certification and we’ll send you an invite to our quarterly practice drills.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
With real hands on training during the various classes, participants that take the entire course will use fire extinguishers on a real fire, perform search and rescue operations in the fire training tower and participate in a disaster exercise. We’d love to have you join our team! For existing CERT members, here’s a list of the refresher courses. To learn more, contact the Bainbridge Island CERT team with questions.
You can find more training courses from our awesome sister organizations; click through to learn more and register…